Looks the like the Cowboys are about to become even more dangerous.
All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant, who suffered a hairline fracture in the tibial plateau of his knee against the Chicago Bears Sept. 25, says he’ll be good to go in a couple weeks when his Cowboys travel to Philadelphia Oct. 30 for an NFC East showdown with the Eagles.
Dallas moved to 4-1 and first place in the division with a 30-16 victory over the Packers yesterday, while Philly dropped to third place in the East after a 27-20 loss to the Redskins, their second straight. Following the Green Bay game, Bryant made it known that he’d be playing after the team’s bye week, despite reports to the contrary.
“Don’t have to ask me anymore, I’m good…playing against Philly,” Bryant told reporters per the NFL Network. “I already knew there was a chance I wasn’t going to play. For the record, it wasn’t my decision. I was ready to roll. I was.”
Bryant’s return should add another weapon to a young offense that’s been a two-headed monster through five games. Thanks to rookies Ezekiel Elliott, who leads the league in rushing, and Dak Prescott, who ‘s been among the league’s most efficient quarterbacks, the Cowboys currently rank third in total offense, and second in rushing offense. Add Bryant, one of the league’s most dangerous vertical threats, to the mix and Dallas might just end up as a good bet for the NFC championship.
There’s still a whole lot of football to be played, but the season, at least from an NFC East perspective, promises to heat up big time once Bryant gets back on the field.